First of all, when it comes to company’s growth, Node.js may let you down, since it’s not that good at providing Large Codebase Support, therefore you might have heard such a problem as “Call-back soup”. Besides, we all know that every programming language has some flaws and pitfalls, however, in regard to Node.js they are simply not easy to be fixed. To make a long story short, we decided to demonstrate PipPop’s perspective on advantages and disadvantages of Node.js. The company used the platform for quite a long time, but nowadays has moved to GO, stating that it performs better results for server-side programming in comparison with Node.js.
Founder and CEO of PopTip, Kesley Falter, during a conference mentioned some other drawbacks of Node that she faced on her way:
Multiple application layers were not able to perform concurrently
Horizontal scale inability
High CPU led to latency
Having taken a look at the data, we understand why it has become popular. It’s definitely a good choice for small companies, as it doesn’t require huge investments and it satisfies needs of smaller enterprises.
Logically, we’ve got a question, is GO any better than Node?
In fact, nowadays Go is gaining its popularity, consequently momentum as well.
To make a conclusion, I’d like to say that it’ll be wrong to say “Node.js sucks” or something, if it sucked, it wouldn’t be so widely utilized by numerous enterprises. But, we need to admit that there are some things GO performs better in, at the same time it lacks some characteristics that Node.js provides. To make it clear, it all depends on how massive your company is. Both Node.js and Golang are good, but it seems GO has a little bit greater potential than Node.js. does.'